ESPN veteran Orel Hershiser has been promoted to the sports giant's Sunday Night Baseball team.
Hershiser joins Jon Miller and Joe Morgan in the ESPN Sunday Night Baseball broadcast booth for the 2010 season, which begins on April 4 with the defending champion New York Yankees visiting their nemesis, the Boston Red Sox. The 2010 season marks the 21st season Miller and Morgan will man ESPN's booth for the Sunday night staple.
Hershiser has been a regular contributor to Monday Night Baseball and Wednesday Night Baseball, as well as the programmer's coverage of the Little League and College World Series. He also has worked on ESPN's studio shows, including Baseball Tonight, since 2006. He had a prior stint at ESPN in 2000-2001.
"Sunday Night Baseball distinctly offers Jon's Hall of Fame voice and the combination of Joe's Hall of Fame approach to hitting and Orel's profound pitching knowledge," said Norby Williamson, ESPN executive vice president, production. "Collectively, they will provide compelling analysis and debate during our national game of the week."
Hershiser succeeds former New York Mets general manager Steve Phillips as the third man in with Miller and Morgan. Phillips left the company in late 2009 after engaging in an inappropriate relationship with another now-former ESPN employee.